Crazy Night

By Tennessee Williams
Read by Brian Hatch

0.53 Hours 06/07/2016 unabridged
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From the renowned American playwright Tennessee Williams, a glimpse of college life on the eve of graduation. It’s the last day of the academic year and the students of a small Midwestern university are preparing for a bacchanalian celebration called “Crazy Night.” Our chaperone for the evening is Phil, a freshman on the verge of flunking out, who roves the fraternities in search of beer, women, and the meaning of life. It’s just after the Great Crash, with Prohibition in sobering effect—a bleak time for college graduates and dropouts, who have one more night to do everything before they enter a world that offers them nothing. “Crazy Night” by Tennessee Williams is one of twenty short stories within Mulholland Books’ Strand Originals series, featuring thrilling stories by the most legendary authors in the Strand magazine archives.

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Summary

Summary

From the renowned American playwright Tennessee Williams, a glimpse of college life on the eve of graduation.

It’s the last day of the academic year and the students of a small Midwestern university are preparing for a bacchanalian celebration called “Crazy Night.” Our chaperone for the evening is Phil, a freshman on the verge of flunking out, who roves the fraternities in search of beer, women, and the meaning of life. It’s just after the Great Crash, with Prohibition in sobering effect—a bleak time for college graduates and dropouts, who have one more night to do everything before they enter a world that offers them nothing.

“Crazy Night” by Tennessee Williams is one of twenty short stories within Mulholland Books’ Strand Originals series, featuring thrilling stories by the most legendary authors in the Strand magazine archives.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Everything in his life is in his plays, and everything in his plays is in his life.” Elia Kazan, New York Times bestselling author, praise for the author
“The introductory music for Tennessee Williams’ short story creates the atmosphere of the Prohibition era, and narrator Brian Hatch’s hangdog tone characterizes Williams’ protagonist, Phil. The college freshman is drowning his sorrows in corn whiskey during the traditional celebration of the last day of school—Crazy Night. Phil believes he’s flunking out, and to rub salt in his wound, his girlfriend has a date with another guy. Crazy Night…offers an O. Henry-like plot twist. Hatch provides a highly engaging listen, underscoring the drama of college-age young men who have yet to fully experience the struggles of life.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams (1911–1983), born Thomas Lanier in Columbus, Mississippi, won Pulitzer Prizes for his dramas A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Other plays include The Glass Menagerie, Summer and Smoke, The Rose Tattoo, Camino Real, Suddenly Last Summer, Sweet Bird of Youth, and Night of the Iguana. He also wrote a number of one-act plays, short stories, poems, and two novels, The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone and Moishe and the Age of Reason. He died at the age of seventy-two.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 0.53
Audience: Adult
Edition: English